A Gift From A Flower To A Garden

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come-into-the-garden

COME into the garden, Maud

There has fallen a splendid tear
From the passion-flower at the gate.
She is coming, my dove, my dear;
She is coming, my life, my fate;
The red rose cries, ‘She is near, she is near;’
And the white rose weeps, ‘She is late;’
The larkspur listens, ‘I hear, I hear;’
And the lily whispers, ‘I wait.’

She is coming, my own, my sweet;
Were it ever so airy a tread,
My heart would hear her and beat,
Were it earth in an earthy bed;
My dust would hear her and beat,
Had I lain for a century dead;
Would start and tremble under her feet,
And blossom in purple and red.

Read the whole thing:

http://www.englishverse.com/poems/maud

http://www.4shared.com/file/103445677/7e11c5fc/06_-_Oh_Gosh.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/103445706/4795099a/07_-_Little_Boy_In_Corduray.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/103445744/cdf7adb2/08_-_Under_The_Greenwood_Tree.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/103445780/662f26a7/09_-_The_Land_That_Doesnt_Have_To_Be.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/103445819/c56d6277/10_-_Someone_Singing.html

gift

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81 Responses to “A Gift From A Flower To A Garden”

  1. ddlew Says:

    “As we say in the White House, we love MSNBC”

    Confirmed by Obama Administration Official in this video @ the 1:50 mark

  2. i george Says:

    Rosettasister, how do you pull these songs and musicians and poems out of your head? I forgot all about Donovan. I used to love “Where your love like heaven” I’m humming it now. It’s too late for me to play the videos above as everyones asleep. I also want to thankyou for posting “Al Hirt” the trumpet player last week. I used to love him as a little girl. My father would always turn up a song by him on the radio and tell me what a good musician he is. I used to think that every big burly man with a beard was Al Hirt when I was young. They still play his songs on a.m. radio. Thanks for all the good music and memories.

  3. rosettasister Says:

    i george Says:
    May 5, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Rosettasister, how do you pull these songs and musicians and poems out of your head?

    ********************

    Good morning, i george!

    Well, I thought I was an “audiophile,” so I looked it up.

    a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction

    What do you call a music collecter, anyway?

    I used to collect used albums.

    One time a young man charged me only $20.00 if I would just take these albums off his hands. He needed the room in his store.

    I had my Tahoe with me and loaded it up!

    It took me forever just to get through them, but so much fun listening!

    And there were a few gems in there worth hundreds of dollars.

    So now I’m collecting mp3’s.

    And I’m still having fun rediscovering these old tunes.

    BTW I have some great Al Hirt albums!

    I used to play trombone a little as a child, now I’m just a very good listener.

  4. rosettasister Says:

    The Rush To Ration Medical Care

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/32f69318-9676-43e8-83fa-69c6d0349586

    Politico has the details on the timing of the jam-down:

    “Senate Democrats already are holding hearings and hammering out legislative language expected to be introduced in June. A tentative timetable sets floor debate and votes for late July or August.

    The House, with its oversized Democratic majority, would follow the Senate action, setting the stage for conference committee negotiations by the end of the year.”

    Americans are going to go off on vacation and come back to a completely made-over health care system that will ration services and interpose the government between the doctor and the patient.

    Incredibly, MSM is almost wholly silent on the details of the radical restructuring of American medicine.

    Reporters know all of the slogans and none of the details, and they haven’t been pushing for answers.

    The pro-rationing propaganda machine is in full swing:

    “[Senator] Baucus is not the only one interested in keeping options open. The senator joined the Center for American Progress on Monday to announce the re-formation of Doctors for America, a grassroots organization of over 11,000 doctors in support of health care reform. Formerly known as Doctors for Obama, the group during the 2008 campaign advocated Barack Obama’s proposal for a government-managed option.”

    So, “Doctors for Obama” became “Doctors for America,” and it supports “a government-managed option.” What a surprise.

    There are about 800,000 doctors in the US, so the 11,000 Obama docs are less than 1.5% of docs.

    Where’s the AMA?

    As I wrote on Monday, the silence from AARP is deafening as its core constituency gets pushed closer and closer to a rationing system that will deny them treatment first.

  5. rosettasister Says:

  6. rosettasister Says:

    Congressional Report Card — Web site lets you grade members of Congress

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22224282/congressional-report-card.htm

  7. rosettasister Says:

    Presidential Push — Can Democrats save ‘cap and trade’?

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22224129/presidential-push.htm

  8. rosettasister Says:

  9. rosettasister Says:

    This is from Sunday, but I hadn’t seen it before.

    Taliban behead two Pakistani officials in Swat

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL175161.htm

    The two government officials were kidnapped and beheaded on Saturday evening in Khuwaza Kheil, a village 18 km (10 miles) north of the valley’s main town of Mingora, said town police chief Danishwar Khan.

    Their bodies were dumped beside a road.

    “They beheaded the officers. We’ve sent an ambulance to pick up the bodies,” Khan said.

    Militant spokesman Muslim Khan said the beheadings were revenge for the killing of two low-level Taliban commanders earlier on Saturday.

  10. rosettasister Says:

    Residents flee Pakistan’s Swat after warning

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL504647.htm

    MINGORA, Pakistan, May 5 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people fled from the main town in Pakistan’s Swat valley on Tuesday after a government official urged residents in some neighbourhoods to seek safety as fresh fighting with Taliban militants could erupt.

    A February peace pact aimed at ending Taliban violence in the Swat valley northwest of the capital has all but collapsed as the government comes under U.S. pressure to get tough with the militants rather than appease them.

    Amid the mounting concern, security forces launched an offensive to expel militants from Buner and another district on April 26. About 180 militants have been killed, according to the military, although there has been no independent confirmation.

    The operation in Buner was going smoothly and troops were consolidating their positions, the military said.

    At this week’s Washington talks, Zardari is expected to do his utmost to convince Obama the government is on the right track and needs help. Obama will present Zardari and Karzai with his strategy for defeating al Qaeda.

    Critics says the Pakistani government, security forces and other institutions have been in denial about the Taliban threat in a country where old rival India has long been the enemy and some militant factions have been seen as useful tools.

  11. rosettasister Says:

    PAKISTAN: Little help for IDPs as violence spreads

    internally displaced persons (IDPs)

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/bfdbd750e4b4bf0c322192402e3591e5.htm

    TIMERGARA, 5 May 2009 (IRIN) – Thousands of people displaced in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) by fighting between Taliban militants and the Pakistan army have so far received limited help, aid agencies say.

    People in Lower Dir District, west of the troubled Swat Valley but in NWFP, for instance, began leaving their homes last week as a result of the conflict.

    “As per our information, 30,000-35,000 people have been displaced from here,” Ibrash Pasha, an NGO activist based in Dir, a town in NWFP’s Upper Dir District, told IRIN.

    “The situation here is just appalling. There is no clean water, no cooking facilities and a lack of toilets,” said Azam Khan, who with his family of six is based at the Government Degree College in Timergara with some 140 other families. Timergara is the principal city of Lower Dir District.

    “We really need help. We have been turned into beggars and the fighting means we cannot go home,” Khan told IRIN.

  12. rosettasister Says:

    Richard Holbrooke is an Ugly American!

    Their people are being beheaded, for crying out loud!

    This is so ass-backwards! We’re overly critical AFTER the Pakistanis take on the Taliban.

    We should be honouring those who have fallen fighting our common enemy.

    ***

    Pakistan must show commitment to fight militants-US

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N05452488.htm

    Pakistan must demonstrate its commitment to defeating al Qaeda and other militants on its soil, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday, reflecting U.S. concern about Taliban influence in the nuclear-armed country.

    “Pakistan must demonstrate its commitment to rooting out al Qaeda and the violent extremists within its borders,” U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S., special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said in testimony prepared for delivery to a congressional committee.

    “Security assistance for Pakistan has to show results,” he added, suggesting that the United States may tie an increase in aid to Pakistan to benchmarks in a variety of areas.

    “The administration intends to implement measures of performance in its economic, social and military assistance to Pakistan,” he said, saying such conditions must not worsen “the ‘trust deficit’ that plagues” U.S.-Pakistani relations.

  13. Debby4 Says:

    A link to this article was posted in the “Buzzworthy” section of Michelle Malkin’s blog earlier today. I nearly fell over. It isn’t there now, but I’m stunned. She has always seemed skeptical on the subject–I wonder if she knows something? She was a news reporter for years.

    http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2009/05/05/the-obama-birth-certificate/

  14. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Debby!

    I’m stunned, too!

  15. rosettasister Says:

    Consultation Kabuki Dance Under Way

    http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/legal_beat/2009/05/consultation-kabuki-dance-unde.html

    Hatch released the following statement: “In a phone conversation today, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) urged President Obama against choosing a judicial activist for the Supreme Court vacancy. He advised the president to choose a nominee who is more in step with mainstream America and would uphold the rule of law. The president assured Hatch that this was his intention, that he would appoint a pragmatist, not a radical, to this important position.”

    Specter issued a statement saying “The president called me around noon today to begin the consultation process on a new Supreme Court nominee. He asked for recommendations and I told him I would think it over and get back to him.”

    Specter better think fast — both Hatch and Leahy signaled to reporters Monday that they know Obama’s timeframe. Hatch predicted the president could announce a nominee by the end of this week.

  16. rosettasister Says:

    http://jaghunters.blogspot.com/2009/05/jag-hunter-here-what-are-you-prepared.html

    http://www.riseupforamerica.com/

    At 10:27 am EST on 5/5/09 I spoke with James R. Dedrick and asked him where the Criminal Complaint was at this moment.

    His response: ” It’s nowhere, this office only recognizes Criminal Complaints issued by a Federal Judge”.

    Now isn’t this Intriguing, a day and a half after this complaint was filed, Commander Fitzpatrick was visited by the Secret Service. It obviously went somewhere…

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Where’s Orly? (Just askin’)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2244292/posts

    Posted on Monday, May 04, 2009 8:58:11 PM by Jacksonian Grouch

    hey all –

    I haven’t heard from or about her in the past week or so, and I check every day. Is she OK?

    Images:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2244292/posts?page=33#33

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2244292/posts?page=35#35

  18. rosettasister Says:

    I like this guy!

    Daniels to GOP: Quit ‘whining’

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22089.html

    Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels

    Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is urging Republican leaders in Washington to stop “whining” in order to mount a serious opposition to President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.

    “I hear Republicans whining about, you know, the Democrats not being bipartisan. You know, ‘We weren’t included in this, we weren’t at the table in that.’ Well, get over it, that’s the way those folks are,” Daniels said in an interview that ran Saturday in National Journal.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/ii_20090427_3477.php

    “To me there’s not a lot of upside in whining.”

    Daniels said Republican leaders have behaved “erratically” since the beginning of the Obama administration, frequently offering “process arguments” rather than competing policy prescriptions.

    ***

    “What they should say instead is, ‘Well, here’s the way we would spread health insurance and not ration care and not take away your freedom in the process. If they’d let us in the room, this is what we’d suggest,’” Daniels said.

    ***

    The two-term Indiana governor urged Republicans to come up with a “better idea” in policy fights with the White House because “the public needs to see you care and that you’ve thought about it and you’ve got a constructive suggestion.”

    “Go to work on alternative ideas that maybe one day we’ll get the chance to try,” he said.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    I’m sure Jack Kemp and Dom DeLuise are having a blast!

    Dom DeLuise dies at 75

    http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=407275&GT1=28101

  20. rosettasister Says:

    Oh, the life of a teacher!

    And may I express my utter contempt for those that are always bashing teachers and believe that “bad” teachers are the crux of the problem.

    Not one iota, do you get it!

    ***

    Love you too, Mom! And you too, Theresa!

    Yes school’s are closing left and right here in HISD-land. No reports
    of the swine flu in our school, but a little girl almost chocked on a
    pig shaped animal cracker (just kidding).

    On a sad note, one of our students was accidentally shot to death last
    week – yes, it happened again.

    On a happy note, we’re doing Stairway to Heaven at our final concert.
    I arranged it for orchestra, band, choir, recorder choir, and rock
    band with a female singer. It’s going to be awesome!!!

  21. ryansgrammy Says:

    So it apears that pelousy has had a couple of hush hush meetings with Panetta and the Democratic members of the Intelligence Committee. So pleased to see such fine examples of non-partisanship. I sure wouldn’t want to upset the “agency”. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/05/and_nowthe_cias_war_on_obama.html

  22. ryansgrammy Says:

    Complaint filed yesterday by Phil Berg, MommaE and others against Orly, Ed Hale and others — may explain her silence.
    http://www.tsrn.us/blog/2009/05/05/exclusive-complaint-filed-against-orly-taitz-ed-hale-caren-hale-and-more/

  23. Tenacity Says:

    Grammy,
    When I spoke to Berg last week, I asked him about the slanderous comments that Taitz had uttered about his associate Lisa. I have never heard him so candid. He was obviously disgusted and questioning Orly’s motives.

  24. Tenacity Says:

    Rose’s Gang,
    There is a chance I may get to host a blog talk show. I would like to know what subjects and personalities you would request that would inspire you to listen or call in? This is a serious question so keep it real please.

  25. CJ Says:

    It sure doesn’t help the credibility factor of those folks that are spearheading the push to expose Obama’s eligibility to be Pres. by their fighting with each other. Who can believe them when they do this kind of thing? It just adds fuel for the Obots to express how far-out and lunatic those people are who have been trying to get the public to buy into the fact that Obama is a usurper and ineligible. If one of them doesn’t come up with irrefutable evidence to prove the case against Obama, then they might as well go home and forget about it. They will never be taken seriously and will be attacked with this nonsense by the Obama machine. The Obots won’t even have to try very hard to get these people to look like irrelevant fools. Berg and Orly have just lost their case. We need real leaders with standing and legitimate investigators to take up this cause which I think has merit and truths to it. I wonder if any will ever come forth to save this country. Very sad that it got to this point for them. It looked so promising. I guess those critics of Berg were right to question his creds. Same for Taitz.

  26. i george Says:

    Rosettasister, thanks for telling me your story about your album collection. Your websight makes sense to me now about your knowledge of music. You really should pat yourself on the back ’cause of how you present music/musicians as you really make us want to listen. I will look foward to the next posting as it is alway a suprise.

  27. j.b. Says:

    Hey, Tenacity, that’s pretty cool! Any hints on what show? And, um, you talked to Berg? How’s his suit moving along? (the one against Barry).
    I have no suggestions, re; the radio show, but that might change if I have more info. 🙂 Good luck and of course let us know the details ASAP!

  28. ddlew Says:

    ryansgrammy Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Complaint filed yesterday by Phil Berg, MommaE and others against Orly, Ed Hale and others — may explain her silence.

    #####################################

    New post up at Orly’s site.

    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/blog1/

  29. j.b. Says:

    Rose, I was not too sure about the above post. Is that from your son? Either way, it is so awful to read about the child being shot. 😦

    Hey, when is JAC gettin’ hitched? Is it too late to talk her out of it? J/K!

    Congratulations, JAC! I hope all goes well on your day and forever after. 🙂

  30. j.b. Says:

    Okay, well, she makes a very good case, imo! What the HELL is Berg doing with that woman? Lisa Liberi. And wasting Orly’s time. For what? What a shame.

  31. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    May 6, 2009 at 2:21 am
    Rose’s Gang,
    There is a chance I may get to host a blog talk show. I would like to know what subjects and personalities you would request that would inspire you to listen or call in? This is a serious question so keep it real please.
    ********************

    Ten, I’d like to hear more on the July the 4th tea party protest.

    Thanks so much for asking, btw.

  32. ryansgrammy Says:

    ddlew — thanks for the link to Orly’s site. I am sooooo confused. I thought Lisa Liberi worked in Berg’s office in PA???? I remember early on with the api saga that Lisa would post occasionally and it sounded like she was right there with Berg. How can she be on probation in NM and working in PA? I think Berg is a decent guy and I remember MommaE saying he was a great guy and very trustworthy.

  33. CJ Says:

    j.b.: as Orly says, if there is someone in Berg’s employ who already was accused and found guilty of fraud then his credibility goes bye-bye when OB’s lawyers get a hold of it, which they probably already have. He has set himself up in a bad spot which will render him probably useless in any legal case about eligibility. Why would he do that to himself? What Orly ends up with remains to be seen I guess. She does make a valid case and has facts to uphold her position. Have to wait and see, but I still think they should have worked this out and combined forces instead of clashing egos.

  34. ryansgrammy Says:

    Just picked this up about LS and his upcoming book from Citizen Wells. LS has been subjected to the mob tactics that seem to be the M.O. for these thugs in power if you say anything against the one. Hope he’s able to get the published book out soon. http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/larry-sinclair-book-review-update-may-4-2009-barack-obama-and-larry-sinclair-cocaine-sex-lies-and-murder-obama-thugs-internet-threats-attacks-death-threats/

  35. ryansgrammy Says:

    Now we learn why People Mag featured some questionable characters in the latest 100 most beautiful people. Geithner’s brother David is VP of People Magazine.

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Tenacity Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Rose’s Gang,
    There is a chance I may get to host a blog talk show. I would like to know what subjects and personalities you would request that would inspire you to listen or call in?

    ***

    I would tune in just to hear your voice!

    But let me think on that.

    When might this happen?

  37. ryansgrammy Says:

    Transparency, accountability, and clarity — promised by the man himself. Appears these words have been redefined by b.o.

  38. rosettasister Says:

    Check out the comments here, especially the ones from MommaE:

    New Lawsuit Filed Against Orly Taitz and Ed Hale

    http://defendourfreedoms.net/2009/05/05/new-lawsuit-filed-against-orly-taitz-and-ed-hale.aspx

    • 5/5/2009 9:50 PM

    MommaE wrote:

    Ch,

    While I appreciate that you have such a way with words, I am here to tell you that if you print another lie about me you will find yourself on that Law Suit also.

    I have NEVER attacked Ed Hale, nor have I lured people away from his show or web site.

    I did not ask to advertise, nor am I advertising on this site. Lisa simply said she was going to link my show if it was ok and I said yes. When my show was linked on here, it was NO longer Tatiz’s site, as I have NEVER had anything to do with her and NEVER will.

    I have been attacked, harassed, slandered, defamed, embarrassed, ridiculed, accused of being a thief, had a false criminal record posted saying it was me, accused of being a thief and of stealing money from Tatiz’s as well as the American people. I ignored this from Aug 2008, until Jan 30th and then filed a Cease, Desist and Retraction of Libel and it still didn’t stop. My daughter, grandsons, other family members and friends have been attacked and embarrassed also, so it was time to do what ever I had to, to stop the crap.

    Now here you are posting more lies about me and spreading them around. Lisa is not in my clutches and I had NOTHING to do with her joining and filing her Law Suit that was her choice.

    The only Judas Lisa needs to stay away from is Taitz and people like you that wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked you in the face and knocked you on your behind. I guess you think it is ok to hug someone that breaks Federal and State Laws and post personal information about people all over the World. If so why don’t you give Taitz all of your personal information and let her send it out in her worthless Dossier’s that people are getting, not reading, but putting in file 13.

    So go on over and give out your SS#, DL#, home address, place of employment (if you work), phone number, cellphone number, DOB, your hubby’s info (if you have one) and all of the other perosnal info about you and let Tatiz send it out to over 36,000 people in the US and Internationally and keep sending it out day after day for days on end! Then give her that hug you think she needs. After all she is running around, accomplishing nothing and has NOT one case LEGALLY filed to oust Obama.

    Have a nice evening!

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Forbidden Fruit — How President Obama is plucking the Tree of Liberty bare

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22228110/forbidden-fruit.htm

  40. rosettasister Says:

    Former eBay CEO is running for governor in California and is opposed to Obama’s tax hikes on businesses

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22227134/fox-news-exclusive.htm

  41. rosettasister Says:

    Bad Seed? — Nevada files voter registration charges against ACORN

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22227133/bad-seed.htm

  42. rosettasister Says:

    Republicans seek new strategy to gain greater relevancy amid Specter party switch

    http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/22226567/revving-their-engines.htm

  43. rosettasister Says:

    I hope this means Specter will have even more of a reason to be his own man.

    We’re going to need every vote we can get on health care. And right now on the Dem side that’s only Specter and Ben Nelson.

    When you buck your own party you’re unpopular, but you do wield a lot of power.

    ***

    Specter, Stripped of Seniority, Backtracks On Coleman Support

    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/05/06/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry4995811.shtml

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) read on the Senate floor yesterday a resolution making Specter the most junior Democrat on four of his five committee assignments.

    It stood in stark contrast to Reid’s supposed promise that the Pennsylvania senator would retain his seniority if he switched from the Republican to the Democratic party.

  44. rosettasister Says:

  45. rosettasister Says:

    Pakistan says kills 64 Taliban ahead of U.S. talks

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL397163.htm

    A February peace pact aimed at ending Taliban violence in Swat has collapsed and thousands of people fled from Mingora, the region’s main town, on Tuesday after a government official said fighting was expected.

    The military launched attacks on the outskirts of Mingora, the main town in Swat, 130 km (80 miles) northwest of Islamabad, and in the nearby district of Buner.

    While a curfew kept people off Mingora’s streets, government forces struck militant targets with artillery and helicopters, including an emerald mine the Taliban had taken over.

    “There have been two quick offensives by security forces. We knocked the militants out and are moving forward,” said a security official who declined to be identified.

    The army said 37 militants were killed in the clashes in Swat, 35 of them at the mine, while two soldiers were killed in a bomb blast. A militant headquarters near Mingora was also destroyed, the military said in a statement.

    A paramilitary force said 27 militants were killed in Buner.

    There was no independent confirmation of the toll.

  46. rosettasister Says:

    UNHCR deeply concerned about safety of tens of thousands of displaced civilians and refugees in Pakistan

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/7fb4c4e281712317028ecd1295f3b09a.htm

    The number of people so far displaced by the recent escalation of fighting between government forces and militants is not yet clear.

    North West Frontier Province authorities have said an additional 500,000 people from the conflict area in and around Swat could be affected by continuing and possible future hostilities.

    Over the past four days, UNHCR has helped authorities register nearly 45,000 people, and to establish 12 registration points for people fleeing the area.

  47. rosettasister Says:

    A Pakistani Perspective (obviously anti-Zardari)

    How Pakistan Can Fix Itself

    http://www.daily.pk/local/other-local/9942-how-pakistan-can-fix-itself.html

    Wednesday, 06 May 2009 01:00

    When will Pakistan’s leaders wake up and do what’s needed to save their country from ruin?

    As always, ineffective: President Asif Ali Zardari must reclaim his office’s ability to govern.

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrives in Washington this week at a tough time for his country.

    Gen. David Petraeus has stated that the next two weeks are crucial to Pakistan’s survival, while counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen has claimed that the country could collapse within six months.

    Indeed, Gen. Ashfaq Kiyani, Pakistan’s Army chief of staff, could declare martial law imminently if his military’s counteroffensives in the Swat region prove ineffective against the Taliban.

    But irrespective of whether the Army takes over yet again from civilian authority, and the essential prescriptions to restore the state apply to both the elected government and the military — and preferably a coordinated effort between the two.

    Pakistan’s hubristic and shortsighted leadership has been caught off guard by both the strength of the Taliban and virulent autonomy of militant groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    The current “wake-up” operations to retake Swat and Buner are crucial, but not decisive.

    Resentments will outlast such tactical switches.

    A much deeper strategy is needed that simultaneously tackles the political, military, economic, and social dimensions of Pakistan’s failure.

  48. rosettasister Says:

    Pakistan pounds Taliban as militant reinforcements pour into Swat

    May 06, 2009 12:08 EDT

    http://www.wtte28.com/template/inews_wire/wires.international/31b7cb73-www.wtte28.com.shtml

    MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — A refugee fleeing fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley says it’s “all-out war” there.

    Taliban reinforcements have been pouring into the valley from mountain hideouts, seizing homes and government buildings. Today, the Pakistani army has been pounding militant positions with helicopter gunships and mortar teams.

    The military says today’s offensive has killed nearly three dozen militants positioned near emerald mines in Swat. It says another 27 militants have been killed in neighboring Buner, as the army tries to halt the Taliban’s push toward the capital Islamabad.

    The Taliban are estimated to have as many as 7,000 fighters in the Swat Valley facing some 15,000 Pakistani troops. The troops had been confined to barracks until a peace deal with the Taliban began to unravel in recent days.

    Since fighting broke out yesterday, thousands have fled Swat’s main town and surrounding districts. The government has set up tent camps, saying as many as half a million refugees may flee.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    I wonder if these BushHaters will consider this a just and necessary fight.

    But I’m not bitter!

    ***

    Fleeing Swatis describe horrific scenes

    http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/provinces/09-fleeing-swatis-describe-horrific-scenes-szh–02

    Zarina Begum, 40, pleaded for help as she staggered off a bus.

    ‘A mortar hit my house and as a result, I lost one of my eyes. Please take me to hospital, I want medical treatment,’ Zarina begged.

    ‘They (Taliban) killed my husband, they slit his throat after accusing him of spying… I escaped Swat because I don’t want my son to be killed under the same circumstances. I don’t want to receive his decapitated body.’

    The government had hoped that a peace deal agree in February would placate hardliners trying to impose a repressive brand of Islam, but instead the deal appears to be in tatters.

    Clashes have flared in recent days throughout Swat, where wealthy Pakistanis and foreigners used to enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery from plush hilltop hideaways, or cruise down the ski slopes.

    Now, gunfire rings out in Mingora, where armed Taliban patrol the streets.

    ‘I’m really scared of going to Swat. Whenever I see Taliban, they look like vampires,’ said 25-year-old shop keeper Salman Mujtaba, who lost family members in a suicide attack near Mingora.

    ‘I will never ever go back to Swat. It has lost its beauty.’

  50. rosettasister Says:

    Blogging Can Kill You

    http://mideast.blogs.time.com/2009/05/05/blogging-can-kill-you/?xid=rss-topstories

    Authoritarian regimes have been unable to stop the march of media freedom, but they continue to try. And bloggers are in the crosshairs–sometimes literally. CPJ has just come out with a report called “The 10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger”

    http://cpj.org/reports/2009/04/10-worst-countries-to-be-a-blogger.php

    –no surprise that the Middle East features prominently.

  51. rosettasister Says:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2245079/posts?page=1#1

    Something to think about before Obama takes control of the Internet.

    1 posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:34:05 PM by Polarik

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2245079/posts?page=2#2

    To: Beckwith; FrdmLvr; Prole; backhoe; Jet Jaguar; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ETL; Brown Deer; …

    Watch out for stealth bills that seek to give Obama the power to limit or even halt Internet usage during “national emergencies” or “other contingencies.”

    2 posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:36:37 PM by Polarik

  52. rosettasister Says:

    Freeper Thread:

    “The Obama Birth Certificate” by Sam Sewell

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2245281/posts

  53. rosettasister Says:

    You gotta love the New York Post!

    PHANTOM AIR FARCE PICTURES

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/05052009/news/regionalnews/phantom_air_farce_pictures_167671.htm

  54. rosettasister Says:

    Typical Whitey Say

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2244780/posts?page=1#1

    Well where to begin?

    1. The simplest question is Why?
    2. Another quandry, the media is giving him a pass.
    3. Obama authorized release of Torture memo’s and photos but won’t release these.
    4. Transparent WH is a farce.
    5. Can we get a passenger manifest?
    6. Was there a cost associated with the lost work hours in NYC?
    7. Will the city or business effected seek reparations from the government?
    8. What steps have been implemented to ensure this or similary issues never happen again?
    9. Have all WH cabinet heads undergone sensitivity training regarding the impact of 911 on the American people esp how it regards to NYC?
    10. Will everything be made clear via FOIA, which news organizations have actually filed one on behalf of the American people?

    I guess this is how totalitarians run the government.

    1 posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 1:13:37 PM by Typical_Whitey

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2244780/posts?page=69#69

    To: Typical_Whitey

    “The simplest question is Why?”

    Just another example of ZERO scaring the sh*t out of Wall Street.

    69 posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:49:18 AM by Polarik

  55. rosettasister Says:

    I don’t know if this is considered Bhangra or not, but I like Bhangra.

    SIGNATURE performing Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Thriller’ routine with a Bhangra/Bollywood twist

  56. rosettasister Says:

    I was trying to find some Pakistani music and it reminded me of how much I like Bhangra music.

    Here’s one CD I own:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bhangra-Beatz-Various-Artists/dp/B00004WHRA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1241632727&sr=1-4

  57. cynkading Says:

    Hey all, I had a person from the Census Bureau show up at my door last week. She did not have the paper work for me to fill out about how many people reside in my house but she did have a GPS instrument. She wanted to GPS my front door. I happened to know this person from the local town and I told her that I did not want her to do this. Nothing personal but I wanted to know what having my front door GPS’d had to do with the Census Bureau. She could not answer this.

  58. cynkading Says:

    So, I have been trying to get someone from the Fed Census Bureau to show me or direct me to the law that states that this is legal. I have been making calls but just so happens my cell phone company is having trouble with a tower in my area and this has slowed down my process.

  59. rosettasister Says:

    cynkading Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I wanted to know what having my front door GPS’d had to do with the Census Bureau. She could not answer this.

    ***

    Perhaps they are gathering data to hand over to not so nice ET’s for abduction purposes.

    Just kidding!

  60. cynkading Says:

    My home phone is now not working. I had tried to call the phone number for the Census Bureau and received a voicemail number and when I hung up apparently the phone at the other end di not hang up. I did happen to get someone at a another number that worked for the bureau out of Oklahoma. He gave some explanation about they needed to GPS locations because they needed to mail out info to good addresses where people actually reside. I will just bet. I also asked what the repercussions were from me not allowing this person to get my GPS coordinates. Again he could not say.

  61. rosettasister Says:

    cynkading Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    So, I have been trying to get someone from the Fed Census Bureau to show me or direct me to the law that states that this is legal.

    ***

    Hey, cynkading!

    Perhaps you should contact the local authorities or your local Congressperson.

  62. rosettasister Says:

    So they have to ask permission to do this?

    And you can refuse?

  63. rosettasister Says:

    GPS Census 2009

    http://www.thoughtsaloud.com/2009/04/28/gps-census-2009/

  64. cynkading Says:

    Rose, I have been trying to contact congress people but both of my phones are now out of commission. BTW I was listening to a radio report the other day where a lady from Missouri was being interviewed and she had had someone from the Census bureau come to her door. She also refused and was told that there would be possibly a fine or a jail time involved. hmmmmm

  65. cynkading Says:

    They are to ask for permission and if you are not home they do it without your permission.

  66. rosettasister Says:

    Canvassing taking place for ’10 census

    http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2009/05/06/news/doc4a0123653742b793686755.txt

    The use of GPS, which pinpoints geographic locations via satellite technology, has raised some eyebrows in the community, said Bonner County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Robbins.

    Robbins said the sheriff’s office has received about a half-dozen calls from citizens questioning the use of GPS during the census.

  67. rosettasister Says:

    Sheriff’s Office getting complaints about pre-Census workers

    http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/llnews.aspx?articleID=12795&bnpg=0

  68. rosettasister Says:

    CCSO receiving complaints about pre-census workers

    http://www.mysuncoast.com/Global/story.asp?S=10314697&nav=menu577_2

  69. rosettasister Says:

    LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER

    Census GPS-tagging your home’s front door

    Coordinates being taken for every residence in nation

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=97208

  70. rosettasister Says:

    Looks like you’re not the only one up in arms about this, cynkading.

    It’s very upsetting to me as well.

    Are we supposed to trust that bureaucrats in government can safeguard our information?!

    They leak secrets left and right.

    Someone will profit from this.

    And the worst part is there’s probably nothing we can do about it.

    I wonder if you can opt out of this.

  71. rosettasister Says:

    Where’s the ACLU?!

  72. j.b. Says:

    http://repubx.com/
    Seen this? Freaky-deaky.
    That’s some jacked up crap re; the census!

  73. inspirational1 Says:

    Yes Rose that is Bhangra…

    have you seen any hindi or bollywood movies?

    By the way Punjabi Sikhs are some of the nicest and most helpfull people. If you were ever in trouble they will fight for the trueth.

  74. j.b. Says:

    This was made before the election, but it is very creative and funny. (well, as funny as this shit can be right now, which come to think of it, ain’t that funny at all).
    I have always really liked this song!
    Take a look, take a lookers. 🙂

  75. j.b. Says:

    John McCain (in the video) , “Kiss my ass”. LMO!

  76. rosettasister Says:

    j.b. Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    http://repubx.com/
    Seen this? Freaky-deaky.

    ***

    Is this the same post?

    What really must be done – Obama Filtering Money to Iran Through the Earthquake Relief Fund

    http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/what-really-must-be-done

  77. j.b. Says:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/White-House-puts-UAW-ahead-of-property-rights-44415057.html
    He said he would “spread the wealth”. And so it goes……….

  78. j.b. Says:

    http://216.221.102.26/blogger/post/Obamas-mother-Stanley-A-Dunham-worked-for-Tim-Giethers-Father-Peter-Geither-at-the-Ford-Foundation-Ford-Foundation-is-partnered-with-Fannie-Mae-and-Freddie-Mac.aspx

    This is what I meant to post. doh.

    Gonna read what you posted in a bit, Rose, gotta get dinner in da oven. 🙂

  79. rosettasister Says:

    inspirational1 Says:
    May 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    (That was fun, inspirational, thanks! Now I know where the American musical has gone!)

    By the way Punjabi Sikhs are some of the nicest and most helpfull people. If you were ever in trouble they will fight for the trueth.

    (I totally agree! I’ve had Sikh children in my classroom. I remember one in particular who had been retained and so she was repeating 6th grade. She was very helpful to me.)

  80. j.b. Says:

    http://216.221.102.26/blogger/post/America-Rising!.aspx

    YES! I agree with this. I draped (hung?) our American Flag across my porch right after we took down the MSU flag (after the big game) which replaced our “We Support The Troops” flag. I keep it lit from behind each night according to protocol.

    I was DUMBFOUNDED when my tender hearted but total liberal sister asked; “Is there any particular reason why you have the flag up”? OMG-I had to bite my tongue, but not for long. I explained the flag succession and then (I am not kidding) broke out in song with, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free”. sheesh!

    I had the occasion to share that with my 78 yr. old Mother yesterday and she shook her head and asked me, “What is happening to our Country”?

  81. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/monsoon-love/

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